Six category 5 hurricanes made landfall this year, and that is more than ever before. According to the National Hurricane Center, a category 5 hurricane has sustained wind speeds of 157 mph or greater and is defined as follows:
“A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.”
This presents a serious challenge for emergency response crews who must operate in extremely challenging conditions during these blackouts. Contaminated water sources, safety hazards lurking under the surface of flooded roads, and poorly lit working conditions are all worsened by a lack of reliable communication equipment when the power is out.
The Gen2O portable solar generator is well suited to responding to situations exactly like this. Durable and easy to operate, it brings much needed relief to areas suffering from extended power outages such as those caused by hurricanes.